First Time with Stars
Came across the news of the Orionids Meteor Shower in the morning yesterday, 20th Oct, decided to try to shoot it. Researched for a good spot close to where I live, found in forums that Payen Road at Folsom seems to be a good spot.
Reached there about 12, and set up my camera towards the night sky where The Orion is, with a makeshift tripod from a jacket and a plush toy in my car. Stayed for 1 hr, couldn’t see one tail at all. However, able to take my first shot with the Orion.
It’s shot with my D80, ISO400, F5.6 and 30″. That’s the optimum settings I can get, ISO beyond that has bad noise. Anyway, now I know where to go for stars, I can prepare more for such occasion and try out different settings.